Sunday Brunch Earl Grey Vanilla Waffles
Posted on May 15 2020
Ready, set, weekend! Craving some easy, tea-licious, and fluffy waffles for your weekend brunch? These honey-sweetened Earl Grey tea vanilla waffles are crispy on the outside but oh so fluffy on the inside. If you prefer syrup, don’t let us hold you back. We just agree with Marcella that tea and honey belong together!
“These just might be the best waffles to date. Since Stash Earl Grey is a strong flavored tea with a very distinctive taste, the flavors really came through,” said Marcella of Modest Marce, the recipe creator.
How to make vanilla waffles with Earl Grey tea
To achieve a crispy exterior, set the waffle iron to high heat. If you want a stronger Earl Grey flavor to come through, we recommend using Stash Double Bergamot Earl Grey (available in loose leaf and tea bag) instead.
(makes 6-8 waffles)
- 1 tablespoon Stash Earl Grey loose leaf OR 2 tea bags of the same flavor
- 1/4 cup (or 4 tablespoons) butter
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons raw sugar
- 1 egg, separated
- In a sauce pot on low heat, add the butter, milk, vanilla, honey, and Stash Earl Grey tea leaves. (If you're using tea bag tea, cut open the tea bag and pour in the leaves.) Simmer for 5 minutes. Strain and let cool to room temperature.
- In a mixing bowl, add your sifted flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add egg yolk followed by the Earl Grey mixture. Stir until combined, leaving the batter a bit lumpy.
- Beat egg white to a medium peak and gently fold into the batter.
- Heat waffle iron to high and cook until golden.
- Serve with powdered sugar, honey, whipped cream, and a cup of tea!